local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The De guy family originally lived at De Guy, a village in the province of Picardy.
Early Origins of the De guy family
family seat at De Guy a village in the department of l'Oise in l'Yonne. One of the first on record was the Duke de Spolèt whose name was Guy, in the year 894.
Early History of the De guy family
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De guy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Guy, Guye, De Guy and others.
Early Notables of the De guy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De guy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Guy settled in Quebec in 1671 from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux, but this is thought to be the port of embarkation rather than his home province.
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